The Canadian National Wheelchair Rugby Championships are fast approaching, and the Alberta Roughnecks are gearing up for the event. However, this year has not been without its challenges. We had a chance to speak with the team’s coach, Bruce Crosby, about how they are feeling going into the competition.
Coach Crosby shared that injuries and unforeseen circumstances have caused some key players to be absent, which means that they have had to fill important positions with newer, less experienced players. This has presented a unique challenge for the coaching staff, who have had to come up with a new strategy that will give the team the best chance of success.
To overcome these obstacles, the coaching staff has studied game tapes from the Vancouver Invitational and developed a simplified game plan. Coach Crosby is confident that the team will be ready, stating, “With one camp remaining before nationals, we are confident that we will have these changes down going into the games.”
Despite the challenges, the Alberta Roughnecks are determined to succeed. Their commitment to the sport is unwavering, and they’re not letting the setbacks slow them down. As Coach Crosby puts it, “We feel we have a great group of athletes who will represent the Roughnecks and Alberta with pride.”
Don’t miss out on the action! Watch live on Wheelchair Rugby Canada’s YouTube or follow along on CBCsports.ca, the CPC Sports app and CBC Gem.